Nancy B – My time in the UK

I was honoured to visit the UK October 7-12 as Nancy B! This is the first time Nancy B of Nancy B’s Science Club made an official international appearance and I am pleased to say I was treated like royalty in the UK.

The idea of my trip began earlier this year when Lisa Guili, MD of Educational Insights, suggested that I meet with Fun Learning’s store managers and explain the features and benefits of both the Nancy B line of science products and the GeoSafari Jr. products. As such, my trip began with a visit to Fun Learning’s office in Wandsworth. I presented EI’s 2015 products as well as the Nancy B line and recent GeoSafari Jr. new products to an enthusiastic and inquisitive group of store managers. The Fun Learning office is in a very interesting and beautiful building that at various times in the past has been an orphanage and an asylum! read more

Building Maths Skills

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Young children are very inquisitive and natural problem solvers.  They learn to walk and talk by having a desire to attain their goal, by mimicking others, by trying things out, by making lots of mistakes and adjusting strategies accordingly, and by gradually gaining in confidence.  read more

North Norfolk Coastal Path Challenge – We made it!

“We feel we might be lost.  We can hear the distant pounding of the waves but it seems hours and miles since we left Cley Next The Sea. The shingle underfoot is unforgiving and seems to stretch to the near horizon which is shrouded in an eerie mist.  Is that really a dead seal over there? Slowly on our right the barrels of giant World War 2 Howitzers rear out of the murk.  Have we slipped through a wormhole in time?  No we have just come across the Muckleburgh Museum and we know we can’t be far from Weybourne and the final push to Cromer (although it’s not as near as we think)!”

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We’re back from the TES Special Educational Needs Show


Last Thursday Helen and I caught the train down to London to set up the Learning Resources stand for the TES Special Educational Needs Show 2014 in Islington. I have attended shows recently, but this one was the one I was looking forward to experiencing, as I worked as a Special Needs Learning Support Assistant prior to joining the Learning Resources team. read more

It’s World Space Week!


Saturday saw the beginning of World Space Week! More than 1,400 events in 80 countries celebrated the benefits of space and excitement about space exploration last year; similar is expected this week with the new satellite navigation theme “Space: Guiding Your Way” for 2014. read more

We’ve been exhibiting!


At the end of September we were busy bees here at Learning Resources, exhibiting some of our best selling and newest products at the Scottish Learning Festival in Glasgow and Childcare Expo: Childcare Show in Coventry. read more

British Food Fortnight

It’s British Food Fortnight, a time to celebrate all the lovely foods grown and produced in Britain! It was first held in 2002, at the same time as the traditional harvest festivals that take place in schools and churches across the country.

British Food Fortnight shouts about the health benefits and enjoyment of eating quality, fresh, seasonal and local produce. It is also helping to engage the retail, catering, education and volunteering sectors and is establishing and maintaining a larger market for British food. read more

Mmm…National Cupcake Week!

It’s National Cupcake Week this week, and being an avid cupcake baker I, and my cake-loving colleagues here at Learning Resources are looking forward to the treats. Squirt and I got messy in the kitchen over the weekend to make some cupcakes to bring to the Learning Resources offices for National Cupcake Week; here are our results!

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International Literacy Day


Today is the International Day of Literacy! Thanks to UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) the International Day of Literacy was first celebrated in 1966 to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies. Celebrations of ILD have been taking place all over the world for 48 years, reminding the international community of the important skills; reading and writing. read more